How does cpanel-based website hosting operate?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel web site hosting offers on the present web hosting marketplace are provided by a very insubstantial business niche (when it comes to yearly money flow) called hosting reseller. Reseller web page hosting is a type of a small-size marketing niche, which generates a vast number of different web hosting brand names, yet offering exactly the same thing: mostly cPanel web hosting solutions. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because at least 98% of the web space hosting offerings on the whole web hosting market furnish the very same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel-based site hosting prices are alike. Very identical. Leaving for those who require a top web hosting service practically no other web site hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is simply one single fact: out of more than 200k website hosting brand names around the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than two percent! Less than two percent, mind that one...
Two hundred thousand "web space hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely named
The hosting "variety" and the web page hosting "offers" Google reveals to all of us boil down to just one and the same thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting brand names. Assume you are simply a normal person who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the website development procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the individual domain names and web portals . Are you ready to make your hosting decision? Is there any website hosting option you can decide upon? Of course there is, today there are more than two hundred thousand web page hosting service providers out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200k+ unique web site hosting brands across the world will offer you strictly the same cPanel web space hosting Control Panel and platform, labeled differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the diversity on the present webspace hosting marketplace is... Full stop.
The web space hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple mathematics demonstrates that to stumble upon a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is a mammoth strike of luck. There is a less than one in fifty chance that an event like that will take place! Less than one in 50...
The positive and negative sides of the cPanel-based web space hosting solution
Let's not be merciless with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and probably fulfilled most web page hosting market demands. In short, cPanel can achieve the desired result if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domains...
Weakness No.1: A dumb domain name folder arrangement
If you have two or more domains, however, be very cautious not to delete completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each next hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are quite simple to remove on the web server, because they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to remove the files of the add-on domain names, please. Decide for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder setup is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/rebeka.my-third-wife.net (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)
Are you growing baffled? We doubtlessly are!
Inconvenience Number Two: The same e-mail folder system
The electronic mail folder configuration on the web server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the same mistake twice?!? The sysadmin boys strongly enhance their faith in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the electronic mail server, hoping not to mess things up too irretrievably.
Weak Side Number Three: An entire absence of domain administration tools
Do we have to bring up the sheer shortage of a contemporary domain name administration tool - a place where you can: register/move/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois information, protect the Whois details, alter/set up nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System records? cPanel does not provide such a "modern" section at all. That's a colossal inconvenience. An unpardonable one, we want to point out...
Predicament No.4: Numerous login locations (min two, maximum three)
What about the need for an extra login to utilize the billing transaction, domain and tech support administration user interface? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web site hosting service provider. Now and then, based on the invoicing transaction platform (particularly designed for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting company is utilizing, the avid customers can end up with two extra login places (1: the billing transaction/domain name management software platform; 2: the ticket support menu), ending up with a total of 3 login places (including cPanel).
Negative Aspect No.5: More than 120 Control Panel menus to get to know... swiftly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than a hundred and twenty departments inside the web space hosting CP. It's a fine idea to become acquainted with each and every one of them. And you'd better become acquainted with them swiftly... That's quite impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting vendors:
As far as we are aware of, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mark that one as well...